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republicans and the party establishment including those in congress and about candidates like michele bachmann or rick perry and the long history of the gifted remarks. it seemed to me that many of them, that is the republican establishment, was simply a phrase to condemn such rhetoric to speak in favor of social tolerance. b's leaders were not just uninformed about gay issues i think but frankly scared to death of any discussion of them and i think that plays into the hands of organized bigotry. what most analysts expected was going to be another election about economic issues and replacing much of the legislation passed by the obama administration like the election in 2010, was suddenly hijacked or the so-called values voters crowds and social issues were suddenly at the top of the republican list of priorities often getting the lion's share of attention during those endless number of debates and 2011. such as when a gay servicemember when asked a question during one of the republican debates. so in spite of the fact that in the race there were pro-gay writes candidates like congressman ron
michele bachmann look like a hippy. he is that far on the fridge. >> that's pretty far. >> pointing those things hout, i'm not sure he was prepared for that, but i was polite and calm, and i think that saying i was unladylike is a code word for that, you know, women shouldn't be strong and that we should be more deferential, and i think that's probably what he was getting at. >> well, you ought to be strong. you're the only thing between him and this crackpot getting into the united states senate. i wish you would get a little tougher. look at the things he stands for. he wants to get rid of medicare. and then he wants to abolish the minimum wage. there's a lot of people out there who got their first job with a minimum wage and needed it to get protection. he wants to get rid of student loans. i had student loans all through college. i got a fellowship i was offered in grad school. a lot of us couldn't go to quality schools if we didn't have that kind of help. what is he talking about saying we got to get rid of student loans and calling it stage three cancer? it wasn't that for me. what'
in this economy. >> how can you say that when you have republicans like michele bachmann and mitch mcconnell and paul ryans of the world, the people in the minutes basically that the president was sworn in that their goal the office make him a one term president. they never had any intention of working with president obama on anything. so how can you say that he needs be the one to walk across the aisle when they are the ones going out on talk shows saying we need to make him a one term president, we'll do everything to stand in his way. >> we had republicans in the past four wears to do everything they can which is rein in the size of the market and allow free market principles work. >> how do you defend the statements from someone like michele bachmann who you worked for during this year, how do you defend a statement when she said she wanted to make him a one term president and would do everything to make that happen? >> well, what every republican in congress wants to do is to make policies that will instill confidence in the economy and create jobs for this country, no matter wha
, gosh, she was mean and unladylike. i mean this is somebody who kind of makes michelle bachmann look like a hippie. >> wow. >> michele bachmann, hippie. >> i want to bring you in here and set the context, many people watching me feel like gosh, claire mccaskill seems much more reasonable and senatorial than her challenger todd akin, than the guy calling her all these names, ma some nistic games. in july he was up by five points. in august, she's now up by nine points, but the money may be coming back from republicans here. >> right. >> how do you make sense of a shift in the polls and republicans saying we're over this guy, done with him, pulling out, maybe not. >> because they're liars. they think they can hold on -- grab a senate seat an he's the one they will put their money back in. that's always been true. i said it the day they were pulling out. and if i were claire mcskas kill i would embrace the wild cat label, i'm a wild cat fighting for your family. i would be really proud of it. but you know, ma someny works with some and if he feels like if he kicks her again maybe he'll
billion from bill maher. he never called sarah palin, you, michele bachmann. >> this is such a grand theater to distract from the failures of obamacare. remember, this sandra fluke rhoads to fame in a few matter of months, somebody who have been primed as a tool for the feminist left. she came to fame in order to what? pedal free birth control. this she is a standard bearer of the democratic party. >> sean: the fact she is here and how the relationship got started and then think bill maher gives $1 million to obama and called sarah palin the c-word -- >> let's distract from the real war on conservative women and let's talk about the war on pro-life democratic women. they have no voice on this platform. there are 21 million democrats out there, sean, that identify themselves as pro-life. what do they think of this abortion palosa. >> sean: you are right. they are not talking about the economy. will this be the convention where on the floor of the democratic convention, delegates boo'd god and jerusalem being the capitol. >> it's a p.r. disaster. we have seen the true, unhinged face of
for michele bachmann. >>shepard: welcome. the first lady tonight, what is her mission? >>guest: well, i think she has a serious side, a message of what her husband has done as president. she has a human side, about what kind of dad he is, what kind of human being he is. if she does both of those, she will do well. >>shepard: appearing doing what? >>guest: showing him as a great husband a great father, and he is a great person. no question. he is just a bad president. she will talk about him more as a person opposed to the leader. it will be hard to talk about the help because it has not made things better for the american people but she will have to, rather than the reaching out of the independents she will have to real in the disaffected supporters. >>shepard: a controversy, there are a few things bubbling on the 24-hour cable cycle including the president giving himself an "incomplete," and what he is saying, i want for more years, duh. >>guest: he inherited a tough hand and he is digging out of a deep hole. that is not to blame george bush. i am soft on him, he is a good friend of mine but
seats in the house are being challenged. michele bachmann swept into office in 2010 with a 13-point lead. now she's only two points ahead of her opponent. allen west, nine-point lead in 2010 has turned into a statistical dead heat in 2012. congressman steve king held an impressive 33% lead in 2010, is now down to single digits. is this a rejection of their ideas and could lead to the country moving away from this extreme right philosophy in terms of a takeover by politics in washington? >> yes, if as president obama said, because he was right when he said that real power is not here in washington, you don't change washington from the inside, it does mean that people from the outside, it's not just about who gets elected. that's very important. and then people outside of washington have to keep the pressure on their members of congress to hold them accountable for what they said they were going to do. when we've seen people do that over the course of the last couple of years, that's the only time we've actually ever seen congress act that or coming to a fiscal cliff and over a deadline. y
bachmann or something. >> less the reporters you hear -- michele bachmann, santorum was up there, the gifts that keep on giving. >> bill: clarence, i have to ask you as the chief columnist for "the chicago tribune," one of many hats that you wear, the chicago teacher's strike is over. kids are back in school. who won that contest? >> i think in the short term, the teachers won. in the long run emanuel will. but this is a contest that, in my view, bill, had no winners. it just had losers which were the students because they lost over a week in the classroom that they sorely need. the problem is the city doesn't have any money. in fact, i've been -- i've been a journalist in chicago since 1969 under the original mayor daley, richard the first i have seen mayors come and go. one thing we all have in common is when the teachers want a new contract they go behind closed doors and the mayors give them whatever they want to try to avoid a strike. they used to have strikes so commonly that students would just expect them
than listening to that guy say the number nine. even michele bachmann knew these numbers didn't add up. >> when you take the 9-9-9 plan and you turn it upside down, i think the devil is in the details. >> oh, my god. that's the sign of the beast. where does her mind go? that's an assumption. all of this and more has taken a toll on the party. for evidence look at the pollster.com. that's right i.d. fascinating number. the number of people who identify themselves as republicans has been declining over the past six months. if you ask people, what are you? look at that, how the number has gone down dramatically. not me anymore. they've got a weak county. religious conservatives, that's part of the problem for some people. relying on a shrinking portion of the voting population, older, whiter voters who long for the good old days. they're writing off younger voters, minority voters, college educated, white women, if you will. in other words, maybe the real problem isn't mitt romney but the republican party itself. dee dee myers, joanne reed is managing editor of the grio.com. i was thinkin
night. >> this is somebody who does make michele bachmann look like a hippie. he is that far on the fringe. >> let's bring back our roll call. lynn sweet, good afternoon to both of you. >> and good afternoon. >> let me start with you. here is the thing. on the outside looking in, you would think that akin would have been dead in the water after his first incident. what is happening here? what are we missing about missouri? >> well, missouri is a conservative state, first of all. claire mccaskill only won by a couple of points, a pretty slim margin anyway six years ago. but also the obama campaign, the national campaigns are not playing here at all. which means the senate race is pretty much one of the biggest games in town. when you have that kind of dynamic, interesting things can happen. a couple of reporters were out there this week and noted there were signs of life in the akin campaign. i've talked to a couple of republicans say they have seen internal polls still trailing, but within a couple points of her. >> lynn, about a month ago, it seemed all republicans were runn
'm strong and informed. he sometimes makes michele bachmann look like a hippy. >> does this bring back this whole war on women narrative that's not repful to the republicans? >> of course it does. i have two words for todd akin. he is idiot-like. it does. it sends a message to the broader public and certainly independent voters in missouri that the republican running there is prehistoric. it brings up issues that republicans don't want to talk about right now. we want to talk about economic issues and not the issues that todd aakin keeps dragging back in. >> some folks came out for him in recent days saying the republican establishment needs to get behind him. there's indications they're thinking about it. if they did that, would that be a big mistake? >> well, it's a strategy of necessity. he's the senate slot that could bring the majority to the republicans, so they don't have a choice now because he's in the race. they're trying to save him. this is a good example of what happens when you make the wrong bet in the primaries and elect the wrong people to represent your party in the p
they flirted with this idea of nominating people like herman cain and michele bachmann. >> stephanie: clint eastwood talking to a chair was the speech of the convention. how sad is this? 20% of viewers rated eastwood's bizarre speech as the high light, compared 17% for mitt romney, and 9% for paul ryan. >> their convention was so negative and such an attempt to actually introduce this guy who has been running for president for ten years. this convention paints a story of the president and first lady while connecting the policies. >> stephanie: i really wanted to say, this is how you do a convention. >> that's the way you do it. >> stephanie: and he did it with such charm and humor, in a way -- it was devastating. >> it was an indictment absolutely. and so much better than george w. bush's speech in tampa. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you almost can't wait to here what they are saying in the right-wing world, because you are like really? dana lohse -- who was it -- was like i didn't think -- he was not at his best? really? well, you better hell hope he doesn't get any bet
congresswoman michele bachmann earlier. in a moment we'll open our phone lines to get your thoughts on what you've seen and heard. particularly congressman ryan's comments. he was heckled and shouted down several times. we want to get your thoughts about the summit in june. we are going to show you congressman ryan's remarks again after your phone calls. here are the numbers. (202) 585-3885 for democrats to republicans, your number to call, (202) 585-3886. and for independence it is (202) 585-3887. first call is david, calling from rochester on the republican's line. >> caller: good morning. the big issue is jobs. as chairman 490 mentioned yesterday there are five known people on extended unemployment insurance. i offer the suggestion that the federal unemployment insurance benefits be used in conjunction with a nine, $10 per hour job to create 3 million jobs. basically that would basically at no cost. that will put $600 million a week into the economy. would've been any comments from either mr. ryan or governor romney on this concept? family next, charles, west palm beach on the democrat line.
, and last night here in michele bachmann speak and the folks before her, it empowers -- last night, hearing michele obama speak, and the folks before her, it empowers me. i listened to c-span every day, all day, and i hear the hearings in congress, and i hear what has been happening. here in the president's wife speak last night brought me back to what i have felt all along about the democratic party. i grew up when nixon was president, when we had watergate, and i heard mrs. nixon, and now years later the revelation about her life. my folks were start republicans. .'m from california i remember mrs. reagan been the driving force during the time he was nominated and i watched what happened after all our country after the reagan years, the bush years, and i was waiting to feel this, and when clinton came in, i thought we came -- we were there, and we had 10 years of -- host: i will leave you there. guest: kathy, you are a target voter. what the democrats are doing in this convention is very much speaking to women. that is a smart strategy. republicans have traditionally had difficulty reachi
, if you go back to pampa, i saw gingrich on stage, i saw santorum on stage. i saw michele bachmann and herman cain. >> yeah. this was, if anything, tampa was a celebration of republican unity but joe is right that for every convention when you have a challenger who has gone through a primary you do have to go through this process. let's not forget in 2008 at the democratic convention 40% of democrats still wanted hillary clinton to be their nominee. >> that's right. >> that was significant division. and obviously it didn't really hurt barack obama all that much. bill: to both of you in the 30 seconds left, todd, does this make a difference and how much of a difference united versus divided or division or unity however you want to define it, how does that play out in '64 days? >> it would make a significant difference if it were true but it is not true. the fact is republicans are overwhelmingly united behind mitt romney. democrats are overwhelmingly united behind barack obama. bill: joe, give you the last word. >> whatever divisions there are they will be unified by the republican
. >> right. >> control our energy future. the kinds of things we know we have to do. >> michele bachmann is he mika brzezinski is here and here to ask why democrats are so great. >> why is this convention so awesome? will it address the issue of being better off or not than four years ago. that has been a theme the republicans have been jumping on but there's been success in terms of grabbing the message. >> president clinton was compelling on that last night. >> we have unemployment, we have a jobs crisis, a lot of people hurting. >> we do. i think that the question that people are asking, and the question people are tuning in to see, and the question they tuned in last week to watch governor romney's speech in hope to hear answers to, where do we go from here? where do we go from here? everybody understands we've come through a difficult time in this country, the worst economic crisis since the great depression, but how do we build from where we are? we're not losing 800,000 jobs. we're gaining jobs back. how do we move forward, rebuild the middle class. >> some people who feel they ca
for missing and exploited children, i mean, this is somebody that makes michele bachmann look like a hippy. >> good line, by the way, congratulations. >> he is very much in a group of people that would never be part of the compromise that we need to find to address the fiscal cliff. he would never be part of the group in the middle that actually figures out ways to solve these problems, that works across the aisle, is willing to be. he can say all he wants about a voting record, but it is absolutely uncon troe vermontable from 1 to 100, i am number 50 from liberal to conservative. that means impart of the middle that wants to work for compromises and do the right thing to move the country forward. todd is going to be part of the fringe caucus that wants to convince everyone that the whole issue is that the government is the enemy, and it's not the answer, government is not the answer but it's not the enemy. >> so senator, the congressman said you did vote with barack obama 98% of the time. is that an accurate number? >> depends which year, as you know, joe, some of these look at confirmati
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